Refugee Children in U.S. Schools: A Toolkit for Teachers and School Personnel

In collaboration with the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) has developed this toolkit in order to support and assist schools with large numbers of refugee students.

The purpose of this toolkit is to:

  • Facilitate information-sharing among school personnel and others working with refugee children in the schools on a national level
  • Provide information on frequently asked questions in the form of brief “tools” that may be used in the professional development of teachers and other school personnel
  • To raise awareness of the needs of refugee children in the schools

This toolkit includes the following tools:

  • Tool 1: The Birthdates of Refugee Children and the Impact on Grade Placement
  • Tool 2: Schools and Refugee-Serving Agencies: How to Start or Strengthen Collaboration
  • Tool 3: Refugee Child Welfare: Guidance for Schools
  • Tool 4: Refugee and Immigrant Youth and Bullying: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Tool 5: Federal Requirements to Provide Interpretation/Translation in the Schools
  • Tool 6: Enrolling Refugee Children in U.S. Schools